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Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 10 min.
Hummus and traditional Middle Eastern seasoning give this dish enticing flavor.


  • 1 1/4 cups plain low fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbs prepared hummus
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed into 24 (1 1/2-inch) pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 24 (1-inch) chunks
  • 24 olives, whole, pitted


  • Whisk together 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/4 cup parsley and hummus in a small mixing bowl. Cover, refrigerate and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining yogurt and parsley with the garlic, turmeric and cumin. Toss chicken into mixture until evenly coated. Cover and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Assemble kebabs by threading 8 (12-inch) skewers with three olives, three red onion chunks and three pieces of chicken in an alternating pattern. Season assembled skewers with salt and grill over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes until cooked through, turning to brown evenly on each side. Transfer cooked skewers to serving plates accompanied with approximately 1/4 cup of yogurt hummus dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 297
  Calories from Fat 85 (29%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(11%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(38%)Cholesterol 113mg
(21%)Sodium 514mg
(26%)Potassium 902mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
(7%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(83%)Protein 41g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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